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Re: XML / regex - cleaning up attributes

by ikegami (Pope)
on Oct 01, 2010 at 03:25 UTC ( #862894=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to XML / regex - cleaning up attributes

If it was just single quotes, one could come up with a generic solution that works well in most circumstances.

s/(?<!=)'(?![ >])/&apos;/g

However, & is allowed in Windows file names, and that's much trickier to handle generally. Since only one field is likely to hold incorrect data, this problem can be handled easily.

use HTML::Entities qw( encode_entities_numeric ); s/(?<=<app text=')(.*?)(?=' date)/encode_entities_numeric("$1")/eg;
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Re^2: XML / regex - cleaning up attributes
by ethrbunny (Monk) on Oct 01, 2010 at 16:43 UTC
    These both look v compelling. I'm definitely going to have to spend some time decrypting them.
    Barbie says "regular expressions are hard."

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